By TODD GOTTULA
KANSAS CITY – Scott Unruh has been named chair of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s Institutional Representatives Council.
Unruh is professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences and Athletic Training Education Program director at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He was elected at the MIAA’s recent summer meetings in Kansas City and will serve a two-year term.
As chair of the IR Council, Unruh is among those responsible for governance and administration of the MIAA.
The IR Council is composed of the faculty athletics representative, athletics director and senior woman administrator from each MIAA member institution. The group reviews and makes recommendations to the CEO Council on reports from the Athletics Administrators Committee, Faculty Athletics Representative Committee, and other committees that review and make recommendations to the CEO Council or IR Council.
Unruh has been employed at UNK since 1999 and currently serves as Faculty Athletic Representative for UNK. He has worked as an athletic trainer at the high school and collegiate levels, and he has served as Athletic Training Education Program Director since 1999. His research areas include satisfaction of care, medical delivery at high schools and bone density in collegiate women athletes.
Other elected chairpersons serving the MIAA include:
CEO Council Chair
Dr. Robert Vartabedian, President, Missouri Western State University
Athletic Administrators Committee Chair
Jerry Hughes, Athletics Director, University of Central Missouri
Faculty Athletic Representative Committee Chair
Trey Cone, Professor/Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Central Oklahoma